Journalism was my first career.
Including two years earning a master's degree at the University of California-Berkeley School of Journalism, I worked as a reporter for nearly 15 years.
I was based in China, Hong Kong and Indonesia. While working for CNN I spent time in Afghanistan and in Iraq as well.
What it takes to report news quickly, accurately and sometimes under duress is something I will always value. It's important work, and it matters, even in our era of "Fake News."
I follow the New York Times and the PBS NewsHour. I pay attention to other sources as well, but these are my mainstays.